Simon Cowell thinks a woman will win 'Idol'

February 18, 2010 7:21:22 PM PST
Simon Cowell believes a woman is likely to win his final season on "American Idol."

The acerbic British judge told a teleconference Thursday that one of the 12 women among the ninth season's 24 semifinalists has a better chance of winning the Fox singing contest. Whatever the gender, Cowell, who will leave at the end of the season to executive produce and judge an American edition of "The X Factor," just wants to crown someone relevant.

"I'd love to find a Taylor Swift," he said.